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#115410 - 10/26/03 06:57 PM Stair Receptacle
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This stair receptacle caught my eye , just thought i'd pass it on, might be worth a chuckle to the crew...

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#115411 - 10/26/03 07:03 PM Re: Stair Receptacle
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Well as long as you don't need to plug in an xfmr there..... looks good from my house......
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#115412 - 10/26/03 07:51 PM Re: Stair Receptacle
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What's worse, the receptacle or what might be a J-box below it?
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#115413 - 10/26/03 08:14 PM Re: Stair Receptacle
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It was nice that someone marked the voltage on the outlet. Otherwise, how would we know?
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#115414 - 10/26/03 08:56 PM Re: Stair Receptacle
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Look at the bottom receptacle of the duplex, it looks to me to be 250volt type, unless my eyes are failing me. Maybe that is why the top is marked 120v.

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#115415 - 10/27/03 12:22 AM Re: Stair Receptacle
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#115416 - 10/27/03 09:06 AM Re: Stair Receptacle
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Is there such a device, NEMA 5-20 on top and NEMA 6-20 on bottom????

I think it's an optical illusion in the photo.

It also look like a concrete wall. Is this outside???


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#115417 - 10/27/03 09:33 AM Re: Stair Receptacle
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Yes. That is a combo NEMA 5-20 (top for 120 volt 20 and 15 amp plugs) and a NEMA 6-20 (bottom for 240 volt 20 and 15 amp plugs).

Dual Voltage receptacles I've seen them called in one catalogue. Don't know if they're still manufactured. I've seen them primarily in old public buildings (especially one very old high school).

Looks like a wood or plasterboard wall to me. Look at the edges of those screw holes. They look like what's left after you take a screw out of a wooden panel or plasterboard with paper covering.

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#115418 - 10/27/03 11:40 AM Re: Stair Receptacle
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Yea Sven, I guess you're right. The vertical line looked like the one that concrete forms leave behind, like in a basement.

How have the Dual Voltage receptacles that you have seen been wired, two separate circuits or both outlets wired off of one?
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#115419 - 10/27/03 11:54 AM Re: Stair Receptacle
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15A versions seem to be available still (NEMA 5-15 & 6-15). Try Leviton #5292.
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